Having fun during vacations

One week back from my vacations in Mallorca I want to show you a 4 Minute video of me being drawn by a street artist. Jacques is a street artist from France and draws caricatures and portraits. After he had finished a couple I talked to him. It’s always nice to meet people with common …

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Practising nude drawing

I recently posted a link to a wonderful website which offers HiRes pictures of posing nudes on my Facebook channel. Check this website out: http://www.posespace.com And also this one: http://www.female-anatomy-for-artist.com/site/index With the pose tool (http://www.posespace.com/posetool/Default.aspx) you can see all of their model’s poses. As a non-member these are low-res photos and as a paying member you have access …

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Advices from a professional artist

In 2006 I was happy to find an artist near where I live who has attended a classical atelier in Florence. Born in Jugoslavia, artist Michael Milosevic, who lived in Canada for a long period of time and then moved to Florence to study at the Angel Academy of Art now lives in Bad Homburg …

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Squint your eyes!

Squinting helps us to seperate the lights from the darks and allows us to see larger relationships. You’ll need that for judging composition, values and shapes. If you want to judge the value of a given color you’ll sometimes have a hard time doing so because color distracts us from the value. But when you …

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Got no drawing casts? (part 2) Make your own!

As you know cast drawing is a very good way to learn to draw a three dimensional object. It’s the second step in learning classical painting techniques as it is taught in many ateliers. The ateliers have many plaster casts from which the students can choose. But what about someone learning at home? There are …

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